Chloe Smith
MP for Norwich North

Chloe Smith MP welcomes continued high employment rate

Author: Chloe Smith, Updated: 22 February 2018 10:28

Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, has welcomed the news that unemployment remains near its lowest point in 40 years. Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have indicated that levels of unemployment are also down by over a million since the Conservatives came into government in 2010.

Chloe, who founded and chairs the Norwich For Jobs Project, which seeks to reduce youth unemployment in Norwich, also welcomes the news that there are now 391,000 fewer young people out of work since 2010

 Job vacancies stand at a record high of 823,000 in the three months to January 2018, which is 70,000 more than this time last year, and 356,000 since 2010.

Chloe comments: “These figures are extremely encouraging; I welcome the continued high employment rate; these figures show that more people are able to provide for themselves and their families. In terms of youth unemployment, I am also pleased to see that campaigns, like my Norwich For Jobs Project are helping to support young people enter employment, leading to the news that there are 391,000 fewer young people out of work than this time 8 years ago. As ever, I continue to urge local employers to consider how they can help and support young people entering the job market,”